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#1091935 - 12/18/08 11:40 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: holstonangler]
4onaside
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My Carlson flush mounted choke came today and is now a part of my 870, the barrel now being an inch shorter.
I suppose that I have ample time to pattern it in the next 3 months! lol
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#1100698 - 12/25/08 11:07 AM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
DBLAARCHERY
Woodpile Boys Neighbor
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Registered: 11/16/08
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I personaly shoot a Reminton 870 Express Magnum, Force-it-cone has been lengthened and I shoot a 660 Rhino choke...

I love this gun I have shot turkeys out to 60 yards easy...

As for loads I am not picky...I have never been the one to shoot just one shell type...I just put them in and let it fly...
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#1100852 - 12/25/08 02:06 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: captain hook]
Wes Parrish
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

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 Originally Posted By: captain hook
. . . . I shoot at 25 yards which is where a turkey has to be before I lay him down. Tight patterns at 40 can be wayyyyy too tight for 25 and closer. What is more concerning is the 10 yard shot with a 50 yard pattern.


I totally agree with you on that Captain, and have killed most of mine at 15 to 22 yards over the years, limiting my shots to no more than 35 yards. Most factory "Modified" and/or regular "Full" chokes are just right for these ranges.

IMO, most turkey hunters would actually bag more turkeys if they were NOT using the tightest of tight "turkey" chokes --- mainly because these tight chokes are a handicap at close range, and may encourage many hunters to take longer shots at ranges more difficult to assess, rather than call up or wait on a surer thing, up close and personal.

That said, a true expert and accomplished turkey hunter will sometimes benefit from a choke tighter than factory full, but the hunter needs to do his homework in knowning exactly where his pattern is centered and with which particular loads it works best. But I suspect most hunters are simply being duped out of their money when they think a tighter choke is the magic pill.

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#1100871 - 12/25/08 02:43 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Woodpile Boys Neighbor
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: captain hook
. . . . I shoot at 25 yards which is where a turkey has to be before I lay him down. Tight patterns at 40 can be wayyyyy too tight for 25 and closer. What is more concerning is the 10 yard shot with a 50 yard pattern.


I totally agree with you on that Captain, and have killed most of mine at 15 to 22 yards over the years, limiting my shots to no more than 35 yards. Most factory "Modified" and/or regular "Full" chokes are just right for these ranges.

IMO, most turkey hunters would actually bag more turkeys if they were NOT using the tightest of tight "turkey" chokes --- mainly because these tight chokes are a handicap at close range, and may encourage many hunters to take longer shots at ranges more difficult to assess, rather than call up or wait on a surer thing, up close and personal.

That said, a true expert and accomplished turkey hunter will sometimes benefit from a choke tighter than factory full, but the hunter needs to do his homework in knowning exactly where his pattern is centered and with which particular loads it works best. But I suspect most hunters are simply being duped out of their money when they think a tighter choke is the magic pill.


I agree with the last point you made...You have to educate yourself with your tools...I have shot my gun I don't know how many times...It doesn't matter if the bird is 10 feet or 60 yards its a dead bird...I guess thats the fruits of my labor...You have to shoot your gun to learn what it will do...Shoot...Shoot...Shoot...
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#1101076 - 12/25/08 07:12 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
FOOTER
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Registered: 08/13/06
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Kick's .660 and Winchester High Velocity #6's. Awesome combination!
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#1101087 - 12/25/08 07:21 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: FOOTER]
KSbuck
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I shoot a Mossberg 835 with a Nikon 2-7X33 scope with a Rhino choke and Nitro 4x5x7. I've killed turkeys as close at 8 yds. and on out from there. Each to his own but the handicaps are more with the person than the equipment. If you know what your equip. will do and develop a relationship with it when it comes crunch time everything else is second nature. The easiest part of killing a turkey is the shot.
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#1101637 - 12/26/08 05:01 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: KSbuck]
renegade50
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to each their own
guns are tools to kill with

woodsmanship and knowledge are aquired from time .....

i agree with ks buck in many ways

my setup works for me
i dont need someone telling me about close shots or long shots
or what they think is the only "gospal" way to hunt deer or turkey

not being a smart butt to anyone
this has been debated a million six times

tactics, techniques and procedures
is what it is called it in the army

bottom line is what works for you to kill your game......

i will never slam anyone on their setup or rig and i have said that a million six times also

( even those who shoot a 870 \:D \:D \:D jk remi guys \:D \:D :D)






cant wait for turkey season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by renegade50 (12/26/08 05:05 PM)
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#1101788 - 12/26/08 08:58 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: renegade50]
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Woodpile Boys Neighbor
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 Originally Posted By: renegade50

( even those who shoot a 870 \:D \:D \:D jk remi guys \:D \:D :D)


Easy on the 870...I wouldn't trade mine for anything...Well maybe a black eagle...To be honest I shoot one bird than i use the old stick and string...
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#1103033 - 12/28/08 01:14 PM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
KSbuck
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I own a Mossberg 835, Benelli SBE, Remington 870 Supermag and a Browning Gold 3.5" and nothing will outpattern the Mossberg. Benelli is definitly a great gun and what I use duck hunting, dove hunting etc. Mossberg pattern is best with turkey loads with the Remington close then the Benelli and the Browning the last.
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#1103537 - 12/29/08 12:32 AM Re: Turkey Chokes [Re: KSbuck]
bsl
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Registered: 12/23/07
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all the rem. 870 i have shot and seen shot have out patterned all the 835.I killed a lot of turkey with my old 835 but rem. is better from what I have seen.
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